Eugene Park, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer for Parsec Education, Inc. started the company because he saw that educational systems were flooded with large amounts of data but did not have the internal capacity to make them meaningful. Eugene was a key Analyst for Madera Unified and led many innovative projects that supported districts and site leaders with building tools using data to improve student achievement.
Babatunde Ilori, Eugene's previous supervisor and now CEO and co-owner of Parsec Education, always said: "Eugene's superpower is data visualization. He is amazing at telling stories in a visually appealing way, using graphic design and other data visualization tools."
Eugene loved doing this work and did not want to be limited to one district, so he and his wife, Victoria, made a big decision to sell their home and use the equity to launch Parsec Education.
Four years later, Parsec Education has grown into a dynamic educational technology company that exists to improve and transform K-12 education and student outcomes through modernizing, evaluating, improving, and standardizing the way schools view, interpret, and respond to data.
Our name is based on an astrological unit of measurement, the parsec, which is a unit of distance equal to about 3.26 light years.
Technically, a parsec = 3.086 × 1013 kilometers. One parsec corresponds to the distance at which the mean radius of the earth's orbit subtends an angle of one second of arc.
Philosophically, we chose the name since we want to be an organization that makes sense of vast "distances" of data. As constellations in the night sky tell a story, we desire to do the same with what seems like an endless amount of data that fills our servers and hard drives. We want to begin to chart a path in this complex universe of 1s and 0s and eventually help educators become more effective in delivering quality, good first-time instruction.